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Grand 1894 Opera House

2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409/765-1894 or 800/821-1894
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Ranked #3 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Not much from the outside, but once inside, this place is gorgeous! A must-see attraction well worth the $2 admission price!

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love the 1894 Grand Opera House. They have great shows and the building is just gorgeous! You can also take a tour when there are not performances and to see it when you just want to stop in is great.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Sat in the orchestra, but we kept looking around and enjoying the ambiance of late 19th century decor. The Opera House is small enough so it seems every seat is very close to the stage. We saw The Texas Tenors and the concert was wonderful. Sound effects were perfect, we heard every note without a problem. Bathroom lines are typically... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wow. What a wonderful place. $2 to wander around but people - you can't get on the stage and sing. In my case just as well. We loved it. An oasis of opulent good taste. We also met the man behind the lighting rig. All in all don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We saw the Nutcracker and this is a really nice up close and personal venue. Priced reasonably, easy parking and just plain fun.

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Friendswood, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you can catch a show at the Opera House...you will not be sorry. Just a visit during the heat of the day is fun...very intimate seating. For great seats expect to pay top prices...again...well worth it...last year I sat three rows away from Johnny Mathis...what a special moment.

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Hitchcock, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am always awed by the way this "Grand" theater can still make you feel at home. The theater set up makes you feel like you are part of every performance! I never fail to see my favorite performers, especially the amazing Lyle Lovett, or the various Broadway musicals in this venue for these reasons. In fact, I sat front... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The ferry ride was nice but nothing to do after you get there. The beaches were full of seaweed (same problem they had in Galveston). No shopping only found 1 place to eat lunch and it was so busy it took over an hour to get our sandwiches.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Have enjoyed attending programs for last few years. Offerings include musicals, drama, dancing, singing and comedy. Programs range from William Shatner one-man show to the Hank Williams story to Three Texas Tenors. Prices can range from $40s to $90. Restored opera house in historic Strand district of Galveston. Main floor seating and two balconies, plus boxes.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

delightful self guided tour for 2 dollars. the restoration is impecable and next time try to make a show.

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